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Loretta Hsueh, PhD


Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-3168 (phone)

Loretta Hsueh, PhD, is a Delivery Science Fellow at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research. Her work examines how social, psychological, and healthcare system factors determine and perpetuate disparities in medical care and outcomes for immigrants. She is particularly committed to promoting the health and well-being of recent immigrants, immigrants with limited English proficiency, and immigrants who belong to one or more U.S. racial/ethnic minority groups. Much of her work to date has focused on the prevention and management of cardiometabolic conditions, such as type 2 diabetes.

She holds a BA in Psychological and Brain Sciences and in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she also earned a minor in Asian American studies. She earned her MA in Psychology with an emphasis in Physical/Mental Health Research from San Diego State University. She also received her PhD in Clinical Psychology (Clinical Health emphasis) from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), where she was a TL1 Clinical and Translational Science Fellow. She attended the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Medicine for clinical internship.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Fellow, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente

    Primary Research Interests:

    • Immigrant health, racial/ethnic minority health, health disparities
    • Bias, discrimination, stigma and health
    • Language services and access in healthcare
    • Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity

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